Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on June 14, 1964 · Page 62
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Family »fe«*/p/ This graduation message was meant for a particular member of the Class of 1964—but its warmth and wisdom are worth sharing with all teen-age girls everywhere illustration and for illumination. As a woman, you are free today as you have never been free. Traditions, binding you for centuries, are breaking for you now. Doors are opening for you that until now have been closed. Today a woman can do anything, can achieve any goal, anywhere. Nothing holds you back, not even the rules and prejudices men once proclaimed. For today men want women to be their friends as well as their lovers; their companions as well as their wives; their comrades as well as their peers. Man is seeking a new relationship with woman. He is demanding from woman a new equality, not only of opportunity but also of performance. This is good, this is welcome, but only if men and women together reach new heights .»*•> of achievement and happiness. Properly expressed, the cooperation of man and woman I will release new creativity in every field of life and art. Selfishly and carelessly expressed, without regard to basic and substantive truth, the new freedom will bring only fresh disorder into our common life. Yes, sex is, after all, a good example. Its fullest and richest expression, based upon the experience of the human race, results in happy children born into the shelter of a family. Its selfish and promiscuous use results in the thousands of displaced children of our times. Be wise, my child! The world is an old, old place. Each gener- ,f ation is as young as springtime, and yet spring itself follows the laws of birth and growth and death. To know the law and to use it for one's own fullest development— that is the wisdom which alone brings the contentment we call happiness. I love you, I who am Your Mother 1 V "What do you talk about -when you are by yourselves, -without -parents or teachers?" I asked my daughter and her girl friends. 1UUSTBAT10M BY JfUCHAfl IOWENKIM Family Weekly, June 11,, 195U

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